Ouachita product Brandon Williams picked a tough time to break into the lineup as a freshman wide receiver. The ULM roster runs deep at the position, particularly with the return of veterans Darrell McNeal and LaGregory Sapp. A potential redshirt, Williams said he's willing to wait and learn if that's what it takes.
"You have to set aside time to pace yourself and work your way up and work your way into the program," Williams said. "You learn what you need to and prepare yourself before the season starts. I look up to the older guys to guide me along the way. I just ask God to guide me along the way."
No matter when he makes his debut, Williams brings a wealth of potential to ULM. Listed at 6-2, 185 pounds, he's a big-bodied target who caught 40 balls for 639 yards and scored six touchdowns as a senior.
"This has been great," Williams said. "Everything is going great and the chemistry is great. Everybody is sticking together, working hard and trying to get ready for the season."
Williams said he has a special relationship with Sapp, who starred at Ouachita before signing with ULM.
ULM Freshman WR Brandon Williams
"That's like my older brother," Williams said. "I look up to Greg a lot. As a kid, I watched him up through high school. He's a great receiver and a great person to be around. He has a great attitude. He's teaching me a lot. I still look up to him the same way."
Williams spent time on campus before camp started, which has helped him adjust to the college football lifestyle.
"Hanging around and being around, these are great people to be around," he said. "We have great chemistry. My teammates work hard. It makes me want to work hard and be better as a student athlete."